NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned By Tyler Durden New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law. Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the…

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Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate

Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate By Truthstream Media This is a much bigger issue beyond whether or not you are “pro” or “anti” vaccines. It’s a larger situation about free speech in a society where the public square has gone digital, and major corporations, political leaders, and so-called scientific “experts” are going to start deciding what people are allowed to see, discuss, and know. If you don’t share this one, it’s probably going to get buried. Note — Just in case, our backup channel on Vimeo is…

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An Apparent Dichotomy Exists Between Corporate & Government Free Speech Censorship

An Apparent Dichotomy Exists Between Corporate & Government Free Speech Censorship Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution Question 1 How come corporations—especially Internet telecommunications networks and their owners, social networks and self-appointed left-wing activist censors, can curtail and abridge…

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Conspiracy Researcher David Icke Banned From Speaking In Australia

Conspiracy Researcher David Icke Banned From Speaking In Australia Editor’s Note: As the social media and big tech purge of independent voices continues, entire supposedly democratic countries are banning certain voices as well. What are they afraid of? Activist Post Today the Australian government banned conspiracy researcher David Icke from entering the country for his multi-city speaking tour. Although he has spoken in Australia several times in the past decade, the government cited Icke’s skeptical views of vaccinations, global warming, and Israel’s policies as the reason for the ban. “I…

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Uganda’s Social Media Tax is Leaving People Disconnected — And Failing to Meet Revenue Targets

Uganda’s Social Media Tax is Leaving People Disconnected — And Failing to Meet Revenue Targets By James Propa The number of people using the Internet in Uganda has dropped by more than 12 percentage points since July 2018, when the country’s so-called “social media tax” was put into force. Prior to the tax’s implementation, 47.4 percent of people in Uganda were using the Internet. Three months after the tax was put in place, that number had fallen to 35 percent. The tax resulted from an Excise Duty Bill passed in…

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Watch the 1st Amendment Die as Journalist Arrested at Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream

Watch the 1st Amendment Die as Journalist Arrested at Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream By Matt Agorist “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Las Vegas, NV — A rather disturbing situation unfolded in Las Vegas on Wednesday as two independent journalists—attempting to exercise their First Amendment right of the press—were…

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Journalist Given Six Months in Prison for Organizing Yellow Vests Protest on Facebook

Journalist Given Six Months in Prison for Organizing Yellow Vests Protest on Facebook By Elias Marat As the Yellow Vests gear up for their tenth consecutive week of protests, dubbed “Act X” by the grassroots social movement, President Emmanuel Macron’s government appears to be raising the stakes of repression in an attempt to quell protests and chill French constitutional guarantees of free speech. Such appeared to be the case after 28-year-old Frenchman, journalist and movement leader Hedi Martin was sentenced last week to six months’ imprisonment after publishing a Facebook…

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University of South Carolina: Student Free Speech Rally Violated Campus Speech Codes

University of South Carolina: Student Free Speech Rally Violated Campus Speech Codes By Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran Public university campuses, once bastions of free thought, have become increasingly hostile toward the freedom of speech. Although students greatly benefit from expressing and being exposed to a wide variety of ideas, administrators often prevent this from happening. An increasing number of universities have even instituted speech codes that subject students to burdensome investigations merely for exercising their First Amendment rights. Silencing Speech About Free Speech Two student organizations at the University…

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Watch Good Cop Honor Oath to Constitution — Stops Bad Cop Who’s Tasing a Man for His Free Speech

Watch Good Cop Honor Oath to Constitution — Stops Bad Cop Who’s Tasing a Man for His Free Speech By Matt Agorist Commerce City, CO — Freedom of speech, in the land of the free, is not guaranteed. Despite the wording of the First Amendment, claiming that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech,” there are countless laws across the country designed to do exactly that. However, even when there aren’t archaic anti-speech laws on the books, police will all too often deprive people of their freedom —…

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Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review

Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review By Cindy Cohn and Michael Rosenbloom As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve gathered together some of EFF’s key legal wins this year. Some of these wins are only stops along the way to a larger goal, but each is hard fought, whether we’re serving as counsel or amicus curiae. Every one of these victories helped move the needle of law in the direction of protecting your privacy and freedom of expression. EFF Helps Protect Against Location Tracking Carpenter v.…

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